Educational Articles

Characteristics

  • While hunting is still his first love, the Redbone Coonhound is a laid back hound generally content to lounge around the house and yard.

  • Despite the fact that early breeders developed the dog as a formidable hunter and defender of property, Rhodesian lovers stay with the breed because he is also a fine companion animal, intelligent, playful and affectionate.

  • The Rottweiler is protective, but well-bred representatives are loving companions with a noble head, swaggering gait and the general air of a champion.

  • Confident, fearless, and incredibly devoted, Russells have become a very popular companion. They love to chase, explore and dig, and need outlets for these natural behaviors.

  • Calm and placid, the Saint Bernard does not take up as much room in a house or apartment as a much smaller but more active dog.

  • A true canine athlete, the Saluki needs a place to run safely every day, with fencing at least five feet high, since they are terrific jumpers and can easily escape. Clean and catlike, the breed fastidiously licks his paws – a habit that endears him to people who keep a spotless home – and is known for his independence.

  • The Samoyed's smile reflects his gentle, congenial nature. Like his forebears, this dog wants and expects to be considered a full member of his human family.

  • On first sight of the Schipperke, the dog appears to be a cloud of black down, fluffed up and unbelievably animated. If you could actually transform peppery energy into something material that you could touch, it would take the form of this elegant canine creature.

  • Among the most noble and elegant of breeds, the Scottish Deerhound looks most at home lounging in a Scottish castle. But while he does need room to stretch out, both inside and out, his quiet demeanor enables him to make even modest homes his castle.

  • Forget that pink bunny that runs on batteries - the Scottish Terrier has had the nickname "little diehard" since the 19th century. Small but incredibly solid, the Scottie is built like a shaggy black brick and this little ruffian wants to move, explore, chase things, and generally stay active and useful.